verb (used with object), dabbed, dab·bing.
verb (used without object), dabbed, dab·bing.
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She dabbed them with a tissue and continued without ceremony.
I dabbed on some Valentina, to see if that might improve the situation.
She had been portrayed in a modernist manner: her face all dabbed, violent brushstrokes, her eyes disturbed.Welcome to Woolwich, Where English Terrorists Say Sorry While They Murder|Peter Pomerantsev|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Hewston's emotions overcame her here and she dabbed her eyes carefully with her handkerchief.The Beauty|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
He dabbed at a cut on his temple from which issued a tiny crimson stream, and jauntily shook back his hair.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
The girl began to cry and dabbed ineffectually at her eyes with her apron.Ragna|Anna Miller Costantini
Well, I had rinsed my mouth with mouth wash and dabbed my lips with cologne, so she got nothing from me.Affinities and Other Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehard
I may trust you not to have dabbed in something artful that I'd never heard of?Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell